The Queen Mentioned Baby Archie in Her Annual Christmas Day Speech

A photo of the Sussexes may have been missing from the Christmas broadcast, but Archie wasn't forgotten.

The Queen's Christmas Broadcast has aired on TV since 1957, and gives the monarch the chance to address the country, the Commonwealth countries, and people all over the world.

In 2019, the queen urged viewers to consider what "can be achieved when people set aside past differences and come together in the spirit of friendship and reconciliation." She continued, "And, as we all look forward to the start of a new decade, it’s worth remembering that it is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change."

And despite the fact that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were missing from the photos displayed during the queen's speech, the monarch referenced Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in the sweetest way. She said, "Prince Philip and I have been delighted to welcome our eighth great grandchild into our family."

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